ANGEL OLSEN

Very often, the move from containment to connection is a difficult one. After all, there's a lot at stake – one's sense of self, most importantly – but sometimes, it comes naturally and easily. For Missouri-born, singer-songwriter and guitarist Angel Olsen, the recording of her second album was a relaxed and enjoyable process, despite the fact that she was working on her own, highly personal material in creative collaboration for the first time, with musicians she'd been playing with for barely six months. That the three are now a band proper says much about not only their talent, but also the singer's desire to push her extraordinarily compelling songs into new territory and watch them develop.

Artist Signing // Angel Olsen Joins Jagjaguwar Family

It is a special kind of day when you get to announce the signing of an artist as talented and all-consuming as Angel Olsen. Her voice is an incredibly strange, yet warmly inviting instrument always positioned at the forefront of her songs. The St. Louis raised, now Chicago-based singer began experimenting with her voice at a young age, recording tapes and then teaching herself to harmonize with those recordings. That process — of listening and recording and listening and recording — has imbued her music with a confidence and wisdom that extends as much to her arrangements as to the voice that defines her music.

And it’s little surprise, then, that her work is inspired by what she describes as “being home, feeling home within yourself. Simple things like homes and existence and death and birth.” Her music is defined by many of the same signposts by which folk music first defined itself — resonant images, bold voices, deeply human tones. And so Olsen is, to turn a phrase, bringing it all back home.

Enough with the words! With all of this, it’s best you just hear what exactly we are talking about. Watch Angel perform “Miranda” live at Grand Street Bakery – video below. You’ll also find Angel’s forthcoming tour dates listed at the end of the post. Read the rest of this entry »

Hi-Five by Angel Olsen

Forgiven/Forgotten by Angel Olsen

May As Well (Bonus Track) by Angel Olsen
Forgiven/Forgotten by Angel Olsen

10/31/14
Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder  w/ Lionlimb

11/01/14
Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbits  w/ Lionlimb

11/02/14
Orlando, FL - The Social  w/ Lionlimb

11/04/14
New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks  w/ Lionlimb

11/05/14
Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's: Upstairs  w/ Lionlimb

11/06/14
McAllen, TX - Cine El Rey  w/ Lionlimb, Quiet Kids

11/08/14
Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Nites @ The Parish - FREE WITH WRISTBAND

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US:
Andrew Morgan
Billions
andrew@billions.com

UK/EU:
Nikita Lavrinenko
Paper & Iron Booking
nikita@paperandironbooking.com

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